Egypt police, protesters clash after soccer riot

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CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian police have fired tear gas at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry protesting the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 70 people.

Nearly 10,000 protesters, including sports fans, rallied Thursday demanding retribution for the bloody violence, which most blamed on police inaction.

The protesters pushed their way toward the barricaded ministry building near Tahrir Square, pulling away barbed wire barriers. The protesters hurled stones at police, who responded with heavy tear gas. Some protesters fell to the ground as they ran from the tear gas.

The soccer riots erupted between fans of rival teams the night before, causing a stampede in the stadium. The violence left 74 dead.